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The Festival of Media LatAm Awards are open to all companies involved in advertising and communications, including (but not limited to) media agencies, media owners, full-service creative agencies, digital agencies, ad tech agencies, mobile agencies, content creators, production companies, industry associations and research business.
The Awards are open to agencies based in the Latin-American region and campaigns must have been implemented locally or regionally. Agencies based outside LatAm may participate as well on the basis that their work was created for and implemented in the LatAm region. Likewise, LatAm agencies may submit work that has run globally (including LatAm).
All entries must have been made within the context of a normal paying contract with a client, except in case of charitable clients or organisations. All entries must have been produced with the full knowledge of the trademark/copyright owner of the product or brand advertised.
Eligible campaigns must have run between 1st June 2017 and 30th June 2018 and may have been implemented locally, regionally and globally.
If your campaign started a little earlier or ended later than the eligibility dates it can still be considered as long as the bulk of your campaign has run within the eligibility dates and it wasn’t entered in the Festival of Media Awards 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
The early entry deadline* is Thursday 21 June 2018.
The entry deadline is Thursday 12 July 2018.
- Early entry price is US$ 375 for entries submitted and paid for by Thursday 21 June 2018 (23:59h GMT).
- Standard entry price is US$ 425 for entries submitted and paid for after 21 June 2018 (23:59h GMT) and until 12 July 2018 (23:59h GMT).
- The organiser reserves the right to extend the deadline if there is demand. Each entry submitted after 12th July will occur a US$ 50 late fee.
The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 19 September 2018.
The winners will be announced and presented with their award on Monday 29 October 2018 at Turnberry Isle, Miami. Only registered delegates are able to attend the winners’ announcement.
Winners will also be announced on the Festival of Media LatAm Awards website and social media.
If you need more time to put together your entries, please get in touch specifying the total number of entries you are planning to submit. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Yes, you can enter the same campaign as in the Global edition as long as the eligibility dates are correct and you didn’t submit the same project in Festival of Media LatAm Awards 2017.
You are welcome to enter the same campaign into multiple categories. However, please ensure that the copy you add under each section (Insights, Strategy, Execution, Results) is relevant to the specific category you are entering. Judges will assess each campaign strictly against the category criteria.
You are welcome to move your entry to another category or enter the same entry into different categories but these actions need to take place before the deadline. It is not possible to move entries across categories after the entry deadline.
The Festival of Media LatAm Awards’ organisers cannot move your entry. Even if a judge might want to reward your entry under a different category they feel it fits better into, the Festival of Media LatAm Awards will not allow this.
No, there can only be one Entering Company. This will be the company that receives the trophy should the entry win. It is possible to credit other companies under the ‘Other credits’ section on your submission form. Please note that once the Shortlist is announced no changes on this section are allowed.
You will need to confirm you have received approval from your client to enter the awards and that all information included is correct.
Should your client require an official letter from the organisers confirming the confidentiality of the written submissions, in order to approve your participation in the awards, please get in touch with email@example.com
Please follow the instruction below:
- If you forgot your password you can simply reset it by choosing ‘Forgot your password’
- Make sure that we are still open for entries. Once the deadline passes, you won’t have the possibility to login to your account
- Ensure your internet connection works
- Try using a different browser
You need to upload 2 images to illustrate your written entry. The images can be just a picture or a screenshot from a video and don’t need to be story boards, as long as they illustrate your campaign. Note that these will not be scored by the jury.
Please make sure that the files are not exceeding 2MB and are saved in JPEG.
1st stage: Judging the written entries only
The judges will review and score the written entries. Each written entry includes the following sections: Objectives, Insight, Strategy, Execution and Results.
The highest scoring entries will be entered into the Shortlist.
Note: Judges will not score the ‘Objectives’ section. This section has been introduced to all the categories in order to provide the judges with a better understanding of what the campaign was trying to achieve but it is not scored.
2nd stage: Judging the entry videos
The final jury will review all the shortlisted videos and score these based on the Insight, Strategy, Execution and Results of each campaign, with the highest scoring selected as the winners.
Shortlist entries will appear on the website on 19 September 2018 and we will also get in touch with the main contact on the entry form to notify the shortlisted entrants that they need to submit their video for the final judging round. For this reason, it is important that the entry form includes 2 main contacts from the entrant’s company to ensure we are able to successfully reach them.
Please ensure you indicate 2 main contacts on your submission form from the entering company.
No. Only the shortlisted entrants will be asked to submit their video. The Shortlist will appear on our website and all the shortlisted entrants will be notified personally with instructions on how to send their video reel.
The Festival of Media LatAm Awards jury consists of clients, agencies and specialist agencies. The Chair of the jury is a senior advertiser and always will be and our panels always strive to have at least 30% client attendance. You can see who is judging this year’s Awards here.
To win Campaign of the Year, one single campaign needs to win across as many categories as possible.
To win Agency of the Year, one agency from one location needs to get as many wins as possible, this can be with several campaigns across several categories.
To win Agency Network of the Year, you need to get a maximum of wins from different offices and agencies.
To win Agency Media Group of the Year, you need to get a maximum of wins from different offices and agencies within the same agency media group.
Your orders can be processed either via invoice or credit card. Both options will automatically appear on the entry site while proceeding to the payment. You will automatically receive an invoice or payment confirmation email in your inbox.
If you require a confirmation that your payment has been received, a copy of your invoice, any amendments on your invoice or a PO number if necessary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We cannot process card payments in USD but we may invoice you in this currency. Please email email@example.com with the following details:
- Reference number of each of your entries (you may find this number next to each entry under the ‘Current submissions’ section)
- Company name and address
- Finance contact (name and email address)
Note: The price in USD will be subject to the current exchange rate.
Yes, all submissions can be altered or withdrawn at any time up until the final deadline.
Please ensure the listing of your company name and any other credits on your entry form are correct and approved before completing and submitting it. These will be used publicly when the Shortlist is announced online based on the information you have provided on your entry form. Once the shortlist is announced there is a five working day window for any credit change requests belonging to the “other credit” section. After the five working days period, all information on the shortlist will be considered final and no further information or request for credit amendments will be considered. After the entry system is closed, no more changes can be made to the entrant company. In exceptional cases based on substantial changes in the entrant company (such as name or internal structural change) C Squared Networks Ltd reserves the right to amend the entrant company if seen as necessary to represent the entrant correctly. However in no case can the entrant be replaced by another company.